You’ve Got to Feel It to Heal It

You’ve Got to Feel It to Heal It

Last month we talked about seasons of grief. With loss comes grief. Your clients come to you in their season of grief. Big or small. Anticipated or sudden. Life changing or a swerve in their story. They come… riding on a tsunami of emotions. Fear, despair, anger,...
Can We Escape Seasons of Grief?

Can We Escape Seasons of Grief?

If you’re a human living on planet earth, then you know loss happens. Loved ones die, relationships end, diseases ravage, and dreams evaporate. Loss is part of living. And grief is a universal consequence of loss. It’s part of the human experience. “Well, duh. That’s...
Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

Benefits of Expressing Gratitude

My friend Susan L. Schoenbeck, MSN, RN, recently wrote about the benefits of expressing gratitude that you must read. Focusing on the good does not mean that you have to be positive all the time. Learn how to live gratefully… When my friend Mary entered hospice care...
9/11: Hurt Felt Around The World

9/11: Hurt Felt Around The World

Today marks 9/11: Hurt felt around the world with the events now etched in our minds.  I wanted to take the opportunity to share this touching piece by someone I know personally, Reverend Noel. 9/11 Call As I watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center implode...
Loss, Light, and Letting Go When Loved Ones Are Gone

Loss, Light, and Letting Go When Loved Ones Are Gone

Darkness can feel like it’s closing in when we grieve. If you’re new to grief, there’s a whole process between loss, light, and letting go when loved ones are gone. Grief is an emotional process. The rawness, fragility, utter confusion, and fatigue are part of the...
Light Helps Us Grieve

Light Helps Us Grieve

When is the best season to grieve? Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall?  Of course, no time is the best time. Especially for grieving the death of a loved one. And grief can feel like the longest day of forever. As a grief therapist, I must say summer is the best time for...